Here is an example of someone who has posted a link to another YouTube video in a comment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kPyrq6SEL0&lc=z13qe524mnnzzzl5f04cdnrhgy3vi1zjk50

I tried to post a link to a video, but when I view the comment in a private browser session, it's hidden.

  • What browser, device, and OS are you using? Posting the URL of a YouTube video in a comment should work, and not be hidden. Are you using any ad-blockers, anti-virus tools, or other software, add-ons, or plugs-ins that might have hidden the link? – Michelfrancis Bustillos Dec 16 '15 at 22:10
  • Chrome, Windows 8. Not blocked as I can see the link from someone else in the example, but not mine in a private browser session. Add-ons don't run in a private session. My other comments are visible, even with external links to PDF files. Just not with YouTube links. – Chloe Dec 16 '15 at 22:20
  • Where is your comment, or what video did you leave a comment under, and under what name? – Eight Days of Malaise Dec 16 '15 at 23:09
  • It was a reply to the linked comment. It doesn't show for you or in a private browser window. – Chloe Dec 17 '15 at 1:29
  • THIS WORKS :: copy the "share" link and paste that, instead of the URL in the address bar; so your link would be something like: youtu.be/yHF6RtjZyo8 ... This only works if the channel owner has not restricted comment links. – argon Nov 15 '19 at 10:34

By default, comments with links are held for approval. The video owner must approve your comment in order for it to be shown.


  • Held for review tab: Review comments that are held for approval based on your comment settings. You can approve or deny these comment to be published, either individually or in bulk.

  • Marked as spam tab: Review comments that are marked as spam. You can approve or deny these comment to be published, either individually or in bulk.

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The link you posted in your comment does seem to appear. (Posting this as an answer since posting images in comments in not possible.)

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    That's not my comment. My comment with a YouTube link does not appear. That was an example of someone else posting a YouTube link, which was the first sentence in my question. – Chloe Dec 16 '15 at 22:51
  • Try posting a link to your comment containing the YouTube link in question. If others can see the link, but you cannot, then the problem likely lies somewhere with your software/hardware or account. – Michelfrancis Bustillos Dec 16 '15 at 22:53

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